implicit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj implicit being without doubt or reserve "implicit trust"
    • adj implicit implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something "an implicit agreement not to raise the subject","there was implicit criticism in his voice","anger was implicit in the argument","the oak is implicit in the acorn"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Implicit Infolded; entangled; complicated; involved. "In his woolly fleece
      I cling implicit ."
    • Implicit Resting on another; trusting in the word or authority of another, without doubt or reserve; unquestioning; complete; as, implicit confidence; implicit obedience. "Back again to implicit faith I fall."
    • Implicit Tacitly comprised; fairly to be understood, though not expressed in words; implied; as, an implicit contract or agreement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • implicit Infolded; entangled.
    • implicit Complicated; involved; puzzling.
    • implicit Implied; resting on implication or inference; that may or should be understood, though not directly expressed; tacitly included.
    • implicit Involved in or resulting from perfect confidence in or deference to some authority or witness; hence, submissive; unquestioning; blind: as, implicit faith; implicit assent; implicit obedience.
    • implicit Submissively yielding; unquestioningly obedient; trusting confidently or blindly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Implicit implied: relying entirely, unquestioning:
    • adj Implicit (rare) entangled, involved
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Quotations

  • Patricia Meyer Spacks
    Patricia Meyer Spacks
    “The vanity of men, a constant insult to women, is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim of superior sensitivity and morality.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. implicitus, p. p. of implicare, to entwine, entangle, attach closely: cf. F. implicite,. See Implicate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. implicāre, -ātumin, in, plicāre, to fold.

Usage

In literature:

I trust you implicitly!
"Number Seventeen" by Louis Tracy
I shall expect your implicit obedience to these orders.
"He Knew He Was Right" by Anthony Trollope
I now trust you implicitly, and you can command me in everything.
"Caesar's Column" by Ignatius Donnelly
She had refused him more than once, and he believed her implicitly when she told him that she could not love him.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
To them, especially, was clue the implicit obedience that every one rendered him.
"The Story Of My Life From Childhood To Manhood The Autobiography Of Georg Ebers, Complete" by Georg Ebers
I was moved to make a solemn declaration of my readiness to believe implicitly anything he thought fit to tell me.
"Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad
They had no slave whom they implicitly trusted, and no one certainly who would be willing to stay in the city.
"The Unwilling Vestal" by Edward Lucas White
Contrition, implicit reliance, and no pardon!
"The Robbers A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
I believe implicitly in the purity of your motives.
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins
In every thing but this one point, I promise implicit duty and resignation to his will.
"Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
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In poetry:

Monsters in dreams he sees, yet lies
At peace in his curling bed;
Blessings that outdo all distress
Implicit in his sleeping head.
"A Dream Observed" by Anne Ridler
Thy will divine, amongst us mortals here
On earth, implicitly be ever done,
As it is always in a higher sphere,
By ev'ry angel, seraph, pow'r, and throne.
"The Lord's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
POLEMIUS.
I implicitly can trust you,
Of whose courage, of whose talents
I have been so well informed,
That I mean at once to grant them
The reward they so well merit.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
And Thee, across the harbor, silver-paced
As though the sun took step of thee, yet left
Some motion ever unspent in thy stride,—
Implicitly thy freedom staying thee!
"To Brooklyn Bridge" by Harold Hart Crane
But soon the reasons why you're loved by all,
Grow infinite, and so pass reason's reach ;
Then back again to implicit faith I fall,
And rest on that the Catholic voice doth teach—
"To The Countess Of Bedford I" by John Donne
Ye toilers in cities, ye workers in fields,
Who handle the hammer, the pen or the plow,
Can the poet implicitly trust, as he yields
His heart, and his hopes, and his name to you now?
"Is There Room For The Poet?" by Thomas Frederick Young

In news:

Former president implicitly rebukes Ahmadinejad administration for "making so much noise" about country's nuclear program.
Implicit in chiropractic is a philosophy of vitalism , yet many chiropractors have been challenged by the theoretical constructs of the Palmers and Stephenson.
While I didn't discuss it in detail, one of the implicit points of my last post is an endorsement of index investing.
Isbell and Shauman both said the first step to tackling implicit biases is to recognize that they exist.
Sam Bradford showed Sunday what he can do when armed with a talented receiver he trusts implicitly.
The videos told a wonderful story that was emotional and had an implicit brand connection.
The most recent ad from Back to Basics implicitly highlights White's weaknesses by Abby Rapoport Published on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at 6:15 CST.
Israel plans to build thousands of new homes for its settlers in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, an Israeli official said on Friday, defying a UN vote that implicitly recognized Palestinian statehood there.
President Obama's declaration in the State of the Union speech that people making more than a million bucks should be paying more than their secretaries, and at least 30 percent of their income, was seen as an implicit rebuke of Mitt Romney.
UPDATE 1-UN set to implicitly recognize Palestinian state, despite US, Israel threats.
In doing so, implicit assumptions are often made about pilot behavior.
The body decided that their "non-member observer entity" status should instead be "non-member observer state," similar to the Vatican, giving Palestinians a certain implicit degree of statehood recognition.
However, privileged accounts carry implicit security risks, so the importance of managing them - while preserving access and ease of use - is vital.
When an implicit racial attitudes test is used the number increases to 56 percent, compared to 49 percent four years ago.
Granted, the rebuke was only implicit: she never specifically mentioned the new GOP slogan of rugged individualism.
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In science:

By the implicit function theorem one may resolve the system of polynomial equations GA,2 (u, N ) = 0 locally with respect to variables u.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Since Eq. (4) can be iterated, it implicitely imposes the random variable Wλ to have a log infinitely divisible law.
A multifractal random walk
This is an implicit equation for the Lagrange multiplier z(t).
Dynamics of relaxor ferroelectrics
Moreover the braided line construction presents implicitly in this work, because we consider non commuting variables.
q-convolution and its q-Fourier transform
By implicit function theorem we have that there exists a smooth function t = tr + g (tr ; θ).
Resampled random processes in gravitational-wave data analysis
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